Atlantic Gasket Increases Productivity in a Flash

Atlantic Gasket has done it again and added a new, state-of-the-art machine that will increase the capacity, production, and quality of our custom-cut parts!  The Flashcut Flex will allow for a higher flow of parts to be produced on our production line leading to shorter lead times and increased productivity in general.  Just last year, we added a new slitting machine, and custom-cutting is taking a turn in 2021.  Overall, Atlantic Gasket continues to upgrade year after year!

The Flashcut Flex knife-cutter’s first benefit is its speed.  Its blades slice right through any material that we cut, and no tooling is required to purchase; our customers can send over a file and have parts being cut within minutes.  In addition to the speed, this new machine nests parts together like no other to allow for the best material yield possible.  The combination of speed and optimization lead to lower costs for our customers!

Finally, the Flashcut Flex improves the already-fantastic quality and reliability of our production.  Its table surface has an intense vacuum that holds the sheet and roll materials steadfast producing a very fine and accurate cut that can meet necessary tolerances.  The knife-cutter will provide an overall greater reliability to our production line due to a brand-new machine with high-quality technology.

Atlantic Gasket Increases Slitting Capabilities

Atlantic Gasket has spent decades slitting and stripping a wide array of materials to our customer’s needs from ¼” to 60” wide, but now, we’ve added a new slitting machine to our fleet which further increases our capacity for orders requiring slitting of any kind.  We’re always looking into how we can make our manufacturing process more efficient, and this addition is just the latest in that search.  Our new single-knife slitter, from Lever, allows us to cut larger roll diameters and perform a cleaner cut.  The ability for us to continue to provide exceptional non-metallic roll goods just got better!

This new slitting machine allows us to continue cutting the same materials that we have been cutting for years to a much higher capacity, such as rubber, sponge, foam, adhesives/tapes, plastics/films, cork, and more.  Our slitting capabilities were already versatile and of high-quality, but our new machine just broadens the horizon and allows for more perfect cuts and the ability for quicker lead times to get stripping products into our valued customer’s hands.

If you have any project, regardless of how complicated you think it may be, give Atlantic Gasket a call at 800-229-8881 or 215-533-6400 and ask to speak to a member of our sales team or email us at sales@atlanticgasket.com.

 

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You Need Holes? We’ve Got ‘Em!

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We’ve cut several of these gaskets out of 1/8” thick 55 durometer Viton on our water jet machine.  What was the catch?  We had to put 242 holes and ovals into this 14 ¼” diameter piece.

However, it was no issue for our water jet machine and production line!  Our water jet machine can hold tight tolerances and cut a nearly infinite amount of different cutout dimensions and shapes.

If you have any project, regardless of how complicated you think it may be, give Atlantic Gasket a call at 800-229-8881 or 215-533-6400 and ask to speak to a member of our sales team or email us at sales@atlanticgasket.com.

Atlantic Gasket Revamps Site with EMI/RFI Products

SSP-502-30 Roll Material (4)Atlantic Gasket continues to keep up with the growing demands of different markets, and this time, we’ve revamped our website with a new section for EMI (Electromagnetic Interference) and RFI (Radio Frequency Interference) shielding materials.  These silicone and fluorosilicone rubbers are filled with a variety of metallic fillers to allow them to be electrically conductive and protect sensitive electronic equipment and other products.  These fillers include Nickel-Aluminum, Nickel-Graphite, Silver-Aluminum, Silver-Copper, Silver-Glass, and Silver-Nickel.

 

 

IMG_5645EMI & RFI shielding gaskets are important in serving a range of industries, such as military, aerospace, automotive, medical, and more.  We can provide silicones and fluorosilicones that meet the MIL-G-83528/MIL-DTL-83528 specification and others that are QPL listed.  Our EMI/RFI materials come in a wide variety of thicknesses, durometers, sheet sizes, rolls, and colors to help suit your needs.  This variety allows us to provide a range of die-cut parts, waterjet-cut parts, stripping, roll goods, sheets, and more.

The EMI/RFI silicones and fluorosilicones not only protect against electromagnetic interference and radio frequency interference but also the typical environmental factors, such as silicone’s natural resistance to a large temperature range.  For harsh environments with solvents and fuels, fluorosilicone is the answer to your issues.  The combination of the rubber along with the internal metallic fillers allows these EMI/RFI shielding materials to be a fantastic option for protecting sensitive equipment for your next project!

Gaskets Under the Sea

We have experience with providing over-sized products like the one pictured.  This circular gasket’s use is in underwater mining equipment and is made from ¾” thick 60 durometer neoprene.  It has an inner diameter of 58” and outer diameter of 90” with 44 holes along the circumference of the ring!  If you have an over-sized project, or any size at all, give our sales team at Atlantic Gasket a call at 800-229-8881 or 215-533-6400.  You can also send us an email addressed to sales@atlanticgasket.com.

Circular Gasket with Holes

North Slope of Alaska

We recently received a request from a customer who needed a large diameter 60 durometer Nitrile gasket to be delivered to the North Slope of Alaska the next day.  The plane, full of emergency oil equipment was taking off for the job site at noon the next day and this gasket had to be on that plane.  We cut the part on our waterjet cutter and shipped it to the customer the same day so that it would arrive by 10:30 the next morning.  The package was delivered the next morning as promised and was placed on the customer’s chartered flight that was leaving at noon.  This was just another day at Atlantic Gasket.  When a customer has a requirement and needs parts fast, our first questions are “Tell us what you need” and “How quickly do you need them”.  We have most common rubber and gasketing materials in stock and in-house waterjet cutting capability that allows us to cut any shape part within minutes of receiving a CAD file.  Same day shipments and next day delivery is not an unusual request.  Please contact us and let us know how we can make your life a little easier.  We are always glad to help.